Stoel Rives LLP's Project Finance team is a national leader in project finance, particularly with respect to renewable energy projects. Founded over a century ago and initially focused on the Northwest’s early electric utilities and railroads, our project finance practice evolved to cover an array of infrastructure projects, including utility-scale power facilities, solar, wind, storage and biofuels, composting facilities, sports stadiums, ports, airports, telecom facilities, cloud computing facilities, transit lines, roadways, bridges, mines, pipelines, oil and gas facilities, water projects, and other industrial facilities.

Recognized as a premier sponsor and developer counsel in the U.S., Stoel Rives has played a pivotal role in the development and financing of a sizable portion of the nation's solar, wind, and energy storage capacity.

Our Project Finance team is comprised of nationally recognized attorneys with specialization in devising financial structures underpinned by project cash flows and assets. This includes managing non-recourse financing, assessing project risks, and creating financial arrangements that maximize tax and economic benefits while ensuring compliance and meticulous management of contractual intricacies. This combined expertise enables us to align with our clients' long-term goals and provide effective legal solutions.

Our related services include:

  • Debt Financing: Including various forms of loans such as development, bridge, letter of credit, construction, and term loans.
  • Equity Financing: Including cash and tax equity, and tax credit monetization transactions.
  • Bond Financing: Specializing in private placements and tax-exempt bonds.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Joint Ventures: Managing complex project-related M&A and joint venture transactions.
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Workouts: Offering strategic guidance in financial challenges.

To complement our project finance practice, our team has in-depth knowledge of the full project lifecycle, including corporate structuring, site control, EPC contracts, supply and offtake agreements, and regulatory compliance which empowers us to anticipate challenges and adeptly navigate clients through complex issues.

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